BAZENTIN RIDGE: SOMME (Battleground Europe) by Edward Hancock

By Edward Hancock

The e-book covers intimately the assaults of 14-18 July 1916 opposed to the Bazentin Woods and villages and past. Walks and excursions of the environment parts are integrated with distinct motion maps.

Show description

Read or Download BAZENTIN RIDGE: SOMME (Battleground Europe) PDF

Best world war i books

Freedom Struggles: African Americans and World War I

For plenty of of the 200,000 black infantrymen despatched to Europe with the yankee Expeditionary Forces in global warfare I, encounters with French civilians and colonial African troops led them to visualize an international past Jim Crow. They lower back domestic to affix activists operating to make that global actual. In narrating the efforts of African American infantrymen and activists to achieve complete citizenship rights as recompense for army provider, Adriane Lentz-Smith illuminates how global battle I mobilized a iteration.

For Home and Country: World War I Propaganda on the Home Front (Studies in War, Society, and the Military)

Global conflict I caused the 1st large equipped propaganda crusade of the 20 th century. Posters, pamphlets, and different media unfold worry concerning the “Hun,” who used to be frequently depicted threatening American households of their houses, whereas extra campaigns inspired americans and their allies to aid the conflict attempt.

World War I trench warfare. (2), 1916-1918

Osprey's exam of trench war strategies in the course of international battle I (1914-1918). The Allied try and holiday the stalemate of trench struggle by way of the 'big pushes' of 1916 ended in hugely high priced battles of attrition. The Germans spoke back via constructing schemes of defence extensive anchored on concrete bunkers; the Allies, by means of refined artillery strategies in help of infantry attacks, and via the advent of the tank - at the start an accident-prone novelty, yet later a front-breaking weapon.

Extra resources for BAZENTIN RIDGE: SOMME (Battleground Europe)

Example text

3 Haig and the other commanders of the Great War were, in many ways, nineteenth century military leaders thrust into the first industrial, total war of the twentieth century. Militarily raised on the primacy of the offensive and the central importance of morale, Haig now found himself in a war dominated by firepower and the defensive. Thus Haig faced one of the most daunting problems provided by modern military history. Lacking the proper weaponry and communications, how should the BEF, in tandem with the French, endeavor to overcome the defensive prowess of the German trench system in an effort to achieve victory?

The ten-day offensive was successful in many areas, penetrating the German lines to a depth of 1,000 meters at a cost of sixteen thousand casualties. Though predictably the greatest gains of the offensive came in its earliest moments, the overall results were much more like those of Neuve Chapelle and helped to restore the confidence of both Haig and French in decisive victory. A following minor offensive at Givenchy in June did nothing to alter Haig’s enthusiasm. Following the battle a commander of the bef 35 period of relative inactivity set in for nearly three months as French began to plan for the next major British offensive.

Thus the state of weaponry during the Great War tilted the delicate balance of warfare toward the defender. Finally, attacking forces in the Great War lacked two allimportant things: communications and a weapon of exploitation. Before World War I commanders had been able to see their battlefield and control it through the use of runners. Robert E. Lee, for instance, could often see almost the entire battlefield and was able to issue instructions to his forces with relative ease. The Industrial Revolution, however, changed that.

Download PDF sample

BAZENTIN RIDGE: SOMME (Battleground Europe) by Edward Hancock
Rated 4.54 of 5 – based on 31 votes